Antique hand beaded Iroquois man's jacket on duck cloth Improved Order of Redmen

Antique hand beaded Iroquois man's jacket on duck cloth Improved Order of Redmen
Antique hand beaded Iroquois man's jacket on duck cloth Improved Order of Redmen
Antique hand beaded Iroquois man's jacket on duck cloth Improved Order of Redmen
Antique hand beaded Iroquois man's jacket on duck cloth Improved Order of Redmen
Antique hand beaded Iroquois man's jacket on duck cloth Improved Order of Redmen
Antique hand beaded Iroquois man's jacket on duck cloth Improved Order of Redmen
Antique hand beaded Iroquois man's jacket on duck cloth Improved Order of Redmen
Antique hand beaded Iroquois man's jacket on duck cloth Improved Order of Redmen
Antique hand beaded Iroquois man's jacket on duck cloth Improved Order of Redmen
Antique hand beaded Iroquois man's jacket on duck cloth Improved Order of Redmen

Antique hand beaded Iroquois man's jacket on duck cloth Improved Order of Redmen

Antique hand beaded iroquois man's jacket / coat, raised floral design on duck cloth, 1st qtr 20thc, western new york state or ontario, although the beadwork is authentic iroquois, probably mohawk, the beaded strips were most likely made to sell to companies that made regalia for wild west shows, or for the improved order of the red men, a fraternal organization that claims to have roots that date back to colonial times, the colonists that dressed as native americans and executed the boston tea party, the duck cloth was originally dyed red, probably using fugitive aniline dyes, heavily used, some missing beadwork, stains, soiling, brittle and missing fringe, no holes or rips, faded red color, the approximate size when laid flat as shown is 40 inches wide including the sleeves, by 31 inches tall, even with the many condition issues, this is a stunning jacket, and displays nicely, #3221. Allan arthur oriental rugs and tribal arts. This item is made of beads and glass, cloth.


Antique hand beaded Iroquois man's jacket on duck cloth Improved Order of Redmen